The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) took a step towards EV and launched three new electric buses in order to improve the bus connectivity between Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) and provide better transportation options.
According to reports, there are three routes where EV buses are currently in service: Gandhinagar Pathikashram to GIFT City, Narol to GIFT City, and Shantipura-SG Highway to GIFT City. After the responsible department became aware of the rising demand for public transport among commuters from the corporate sectors, it was decided to start offering the service on the routes between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
GIFT City and Chartered Speed Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last year to collaborate on electric vehicle (EV) transportation services. For that, four electric buses are already operating on various routes between GIFT City and Ahmedabad, and Gandhinagar. For the more than 20,000 individuals who work in GIFT City, the most recent addition of electric buses being run by GSRTC on the three routes will enable easy connectivity at a reasonable price.
In addition to EV buses that connect GIFT City to other locations in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, it has been reported that the mentioned location will also have access to the Metro very soon.
MD and Group CEO of GIFT City, Tapan Ray said that for a modern smart city like GIFT, sustainability is key for driving growth and development. Since its inception, GIFT City has adopted green measures to ensure that growth does not come at the cost of the environment.